Friday, September 16, 2011

Autumn is coming...

After a night of rain and thunder, today has been mild and much cooler.  I've been longing for Autumn, and it now feels like it's just around the corner.  I hope we get a long, drawn out, fall season.  I love when the leaves stay on for weeks, all yellows, oranges, and golds!

I've been trying to get stuff gathered for a big yard sale, but keep running out of steam.  It doesn't matter though, I'm getting it boxed up and if there's no sale, the Idaho Youth Ranch, St. Vincent's and ARC will all benefit!

I'm going to be looking into getting a new PC or maybe a Mac.  Can't decide which way to go.  I use mine for writing, photos, and internet, so I want tons of space and high speed.  Any suggestions?

Well, BSU football starts in half an hour, so I'd better get busy.  I need to prep some healthy snacks before game time!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Time passed so very quickly...

It's been a busy week, but I just wanted to say "Hello" to all!  My oldest son celebrated his "quarter century" birthday on Monday.  How can that be? It seems like yesterday I was waiting for his arrival.

And soon he'd arrived...

I can't post all the photos that are precious to me, but here's one I love...

My son has given us so many moments of Joy... and still does!  He makes this world a brighter, better place, and I am a better person for having known him.  I am blessed!

Friday, September 2, 2011


September arrived yesterday without a lot of fanfare.  The temperatures dropped a bit, and I'm loving it.  I'm still pretty much housebound, and that would be fine if I could just get my house clean and in order.  Seems like every project I begin gets stalled.  I either get distracted or too tired.  I'm really hoping the cooler weather will help kick my energy into high gear. 

I posted this on my FB page...
Doctor's office phoned and woke me a couple hours ago. She says, "Your results... Oh, hold on a minute." Waited, waited, waited. Comes back on, "I'll have to call you back." What?!
And, I am still waiting.  I am refusing to be anxious, but it does keep trying to creep up on me.  Like a scary movie, you don't know what's around the corner.  The spooky music is playing, getting a bit louder.  Here's hoping it's nothing.  Music fades, birds singing happily, all's right with the world.


Shortly after writing this, I received my second phone call. I tested positive for PML, which means I am no longer a candidate to receive treatment with Tysabri for the Multiple Sclerosis.  Now we have to look at the pros and cons of Gilenya, a newer MS medication that's only been out for about a year.  This means more blood tests, eye tests, etc., and then approval from my insurance.  It will take a month or more.

So, not so much of birds singing happily. The music is still a little scary, and I do not know what is lurking around that next corner.  It's still an amazing world, I'm thankful to be living, and there is always hope.  I still have hope.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Late Night Poetry...

Before anyone gets too concerned, I'm doing ok.  This poem comes from that sad, dark place that many of us get to at one time or another.  Sometimes the words are just there, waiting to be written. I'm not sure why, but maybe it will resonate with you. 

The vessel, once beautiful and bright,
is cracked and damaged,
and no longer functions.

She is broken, thoughts
can't be contained and
drift unfettered out and away,
like water disappearing,
leaving her dry and useless.

ajj 01Sept11